Grow Your Blog With Facebook

Grow Your Blog With Facebook

What have we taught you so far? How to grow your blog with Pinterest. What you should do and should not do on Instagram. We’ve also given you general tips to promote your blog like a pro across all social media channels. Today, we’re talking about a specific social media, the first one to make it into our lives: Facebook! And there is so much to say, because it is such a good channel for bloggers!

1. Have a Facebook Page
The first step is to create a Facebook page for your blog. Enter all your information, who you are, what you do and add the URL to your blog. Sounds obvious, right? Don’t laugh. Never underestimate the power of a Facebook page. Seriously, it will bring you readers. And the loyal kind! The publication frequency is up to you. We post twice a week at least, when a new post goes live. We have linked our Instagram to our page so sometimes, our pictures end up on our Facebook page too. The more you post, the more people will be likely to see it, so even a picture with no caption can get some likes, bring engagement and increase reach!

2. Invite people to like your page
This is in the continuity of the previous point. You need people to be able to see your page. Only people who follow your page will see your content on their feed. However, you need to engage with others. Invite all your friends to like your page. They might, they might not. But if they do, they will see your posts on their feed, may like them. Then, their friends may see that they have liked them, and so on. In the end, you might have a strong following of people that are likely to go on your blog. It is just raising awareness.

3. Join bloggers’ groups
There are so many bloggers’ groups on Facebook. One for every niche: fashion, beauty, lifestyle, food, etc. Some groups are specifically made just to help bloggers increase engagement on a specific channel: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. They give you the opportunity to promote your blog every day. Be just careful, these groups have rules and breaking them might have you removed or blocked. These groups are based on reciprocation, supporting others and increasing engagement. As a result, when you do comment or like a post, you know that it will be reciprocated. You just have to search for blogging groups on Facebook: UK Bloggers, Bloggers Supporting Bloggers, Bloggers World, etc.

4. Share your posts in groups
Some groups are really strict on the things you can publish. They have a detailed schedule and the admins will be the only one allow to post threads in the group. Other will give you the freedom to post anything you want whenever you want. These groups can be really useful when it comes to sharing a post. Share a post from your Facebook page to increase reach and engagement. It is just one publication but shared across an entire social media. Even though it might not bring you a lot of traffic right away, it will increase your reach. Groups such as F.B.L. Bloggers, Love Beauty Bloggers, Blogging Network, etc. are great for that.

5. Engage in threads
Some Facebook blogging groups have daily threads. It can be for anything: Instagram engagement, Facebook likes, post sharing, blog comments, etc. You have a bit of everything. I find the blog comment thread the most useful. There usually is a limit on how many links people can drop on one thread. Once you’ve dropped your link, just follow the rules of the thread, that is, comment all the other blogs. It might sound long and exhausting but these threads are amazing sources of traffic. You usually find the same persons doing them so you’ll have returning visitors, which is good for your blog statistics. Also, if someone always read your blog through threads, they might come to like it, subscribe to your newsletter and read it on a daily basis even though you might not be doing threads anymore.

6. Use Facebook ads to push your posts
This point is absolutely optional and nothing you should feel compelled to do. I have heard few bloggers talking about Facebook ads and read articles too. I don’t know if it is worth it as a blogger. It might definitely be worth it as a brand but as a blogger, I have no idea. You might want to try if you know exactly what you want from it and already know how Facebook ads works.

So, what do you think? Did you learn something new today? Are these tips useful? Did you know some of them? Or are you already doing some of them? Any tips you would like to share with us? Tell me everything!

Thank you for reading. I hope you liked this post!

See you soon,
Love,
Corinne

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61 Comments

  1. June 21, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Great post! I’ve never actually thought about making Facebook page in the past. I just recently made my blog page on Facebook and I’m still working on it. This post is very helpful. Thank you for sharing your tips. xx

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  2. June 21, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I love this. This post is actually so, so useful. I love your photo as well, your photography is always amazing! Xx

  3. Terri
    June 21, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I’m definitely bookmarking this post! I find it so hard to grow my Facebook page tbh.

  4. June 21, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    This is really helpful! I’ll be honest, I’m not a massive fan of facebook so have never made one for my blog, but I feel like maybe I should!
    Hels xx
    http://thehelsproject.com/

  5. June 21, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    I’ve been looking into starting a Facebook page for my blog! This will be so helpful thank you lovelies β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•

  6. Lydia
    June 21, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Having been picked on I backed off Facebook pretty quickly, but I’ll add one for my blog now, having read this-

  7. June 21, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I always have been, and still am, slightly nervous about close friends and family reading my blog posts – sounds super silly, and is something I really need to get over – so Facebook is one platform I normally avoid! After this though, I think I’m going to make a go of it!

  8. June 21, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    How are your photos always so stunning!! Such a helpful post x
    Morgan x

  9. June 22, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Great post! There are so many opportunities how you can use social media to grow your audience

  10. June 22, 2017 / 9:34 am

    I do all of these things but I do understand some people who have a personal Facebook page and may not want people they know IRL seeing their blog. Fortunately for me, that wasn’t the case, as I didn’t care. So I invited the majority of my Facebook friends to like my page. I don’t really use it much, as I have publicise on, all my posts get automatically shared to there anywhere as soon as they go live on my blog, which is really handy. However, I have heard that the Facebook ads aren’t that effective? I suppose it depends on what you’re page is about and the current following / fans / readers you have xx

  11. June 22, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    Thanks for writing this. I don’t have a separate Facebook page for my blog, but now I’m wondering if I should. My blog is about my personal journey though, so I’m not sure how relevant that would be. This article gives me a lot to think about. Thanks again.

  12. June 22, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    These are some great tips, I have to admit I’ve played with paying for posts a little but not a huge amount, do you find it really helps?

  13. June 22, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    I’m currently working on this myself. Facebook is a great tool to draw attention to your blog. Thanks for these tips.

  14. June 22, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Really great summary and I am doing all on it and can recommend it, except one thing. There is only one thing I won’t try again and that is FB adds. Over a year ago I created three adds within a six week time period and got nothing from it. I chose my target audience very carefully but there was no return, wonder if I was just unlucky there. I used adds on other platforms and there they performed significantly better. Wonder if anyone else had bad experiences with adds on FB.

  15. Katina
    June 22, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    I almost shut down my Facebook page because I wasn’t getting engagement. I recently started posting again and sharing in groups.

  16. June 22, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    I try to engage in threads as often as possible,but sometimes it gets overwhelming. These are great tips!

  17. June 22, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I’ve just been thinking that my blog’s Facebook is sorely neglected, so this post was timely! Thanks for all the tips — I’ll have to check out some of those groups!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

  18. June 22, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Brill! Will deffo use some these to help me grow on Facebook πŸ’‹

    Mwah

    Becca

    Mygirlsandmesite.com

  19. June 22, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Great Tips. I find joining groups and have a Facebook page is great for getting more exposure. I have thought about Facebook ads to.

  20. June 22, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    I’ve made a Facebook page for my blog, but I’ve really struggled with upping the likes and engagement on it. I’ll keep trying, these tips are really useful.

  21. Kayleigh Zara
    June 22, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    I must say that I don’t use Facebook for blogging but this post was as super insightful x

  22. June 22, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    I’m so hesitant to make a Facebook page for my blog. I’m afraid no one would follow it πŸ˜… I’ve gotten involved with Facebook groups before. I found daily share threads totally helped me out with views. On the downside, I had to mute them from showing up in my main feed because they were taking over! Facebook for blogging eludes me. I know it’s valuable, but I use Facebook so little in general. Perhaps I need to suck it up and give it a proper go. Afterall, I have all these great tips πŸ˜‰

  23. June 22, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    I didn’t know (and probably should have) that there were blogger groups on Facebook.
    I am going to check those out.
    Great tip!

  24. Alice
    June 22, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I am trying my hardest to utilise my blog’s Facebook page, but it’s just so time consuming compared to Twitter! I have joined some blogging groups with comment swaps and it’s really making the difference!

    Alice | Dainty Alice

  25. June 22, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    I have had my Facebook page for my website since I began blogging in 2011. Facebook is still my favorite social media platform, followed closely by Pinterest and StumbleUpon.

  26. June 22, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    This is so informative! I don’t really use Facebook to promote my blog a lot, but this has helped and i might consider doing more!!

  27. June 22, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    I’ve never actually thought of using facebook to promote my blog but I guess I don’t really know why as it’s the social media platform I use the most on my personal account.. Great tips! xo

  28. June 22, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Yes I agree with all the points that you have shared. This is so useful for any Facebook blog promotion newbies πŸ™‚

  29. June 22, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    I like Facebook, but feel that it is so interested in getting people to pay for ads that it is hiding so many blog pages from your potential audience.

  30. Claudia Krusch
    June 23, 2017 / 2:22 am

    Facebook is a great way to grow your blog. I will have to share this with a friend. She is just starting out in the blogging world.

  31. June 23, 2017 / 4:14 am

    Love these tips, it will help those who are just starting out. Blogging is so much more then people really know.

  32. June 23, 2017 / 5:51 am

    I have a Facebook page for my blog and have been trying to use it more often. I will definitely take some of these tips and apply to what I already do. Thank you for your insight.

  33. June 23, 2017 / 9:52 am

    I’ve done all the above except of the ads. I haven’t found the reason to right now but maybe I will in the future.

  34. Chemady
    June 23, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    I agree with you. It is very important for bloggers to grow their blog with facebook and also on other social media platform.

  35. June 23, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    I do all of these things already as a blogger. I joined blogging groups last year and since then my blog has been more successful. I agree with all of these things for new bloggers.

  36. June 23, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Engaging threads seem to be my most challenging aspect. I’m working on promoting my blog through Facebook, so this has been very helpful!

  37. June 23, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Great basic info on using Facebook for the blog! I think you gave great tips! I’d also include more on understanding your reader and providing that good content to them on Facebook too!

  38. June 23, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Facebook has honestly become one of the most successful marketing opportunities for my blogs – I get way more visits from there than any other platform at this point!

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

  39. June 23, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    I agree with this and I do a lot of these things. For the longest time I did NOT have a Facebook page for my blog and I’m glad I made one because it helped my growth a lot.

  40. June 23, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    These are all great tips! Facebook has definitely been a great way to grow my blog!

  41. June 23, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    These tips are spot on. I’ve used them and have grown my blog significantly. Write on!

  42. elizabeth o
    June 23, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    It does take a massive amount of work and a stick to it approach. I also recommend using a VA or two to help cut back on your time online… so you can have a life with friends and family.

  43. June 23, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    I have definitely done the first 5 of these. I have not taken out the Facebook ads as of yet. I am curious about what other bloggers think of those and if they have used those.

  44. June 25, 2017 / 10:31 am

    As a new blogger, i find this very detailed and helpful. Thank you. Please i need to connect more with you as i really want to work on improving traffic on my blog. Thanks.

  45. June 25, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Great tips. I am always trying to increase my followers on my facebook page.

  46. June 25, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Super helpful. We’ve been employing some of these but got a few great notes to improve upon. thanks for the insights!

  47. June 25, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Great Tips! I so agree with you that you can really grow your blog using your Facebook Page. We should maximize our use of it to share our posts.

  48. June 26, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Have been wondering if I should create a Facebook page but I guess this answers it! Thank you for the insight πŸ™‚

  49. June 26, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    I started a FB page for my blog as soon as I started my blog. I find that the threads for likes helps because you can then invite those people to like the page. I also go through my list every 3 months and invite people that I may have recently added as friends.

  50. katrina gehman
    June 26, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    great tips. getting yourself out there isa big but very important step

  51. Blair villanueva
    June 26, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    Maximazing the power of Facebook is an awesome idea. Even for making viral videos. Youtube is dying, Facebook videos are in!

  52. June 27, 2017 / 1:52 am

    These are all great tips for growing your Facebook page. We use all of them and they work really well πŸ™‚

  53. June 27, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Great post with loads of useful tips! I have been thinking for some time about starting a Facebook page for my blog. I’m still torn but if I do your post is so helpful!

  54. June 28, 2017 / 9:28 am

    As soon as I started my blog, I created an fb page right away. Totally love it!

  55. July 1, 2017 / 5:02 am

    I really need to work on increasing my FB following. Thank you for this wonderful reminder. So many things to do and so little time!

  56. July 4, 2017 / 5:54 am

    Can somebody recommend some groups?

  57. July 4, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    This is really helpful thank you! I think I found your blog through the “Scottish Bloggers” group – they are such a good way of finding new blogs. Definitely going to bookmark this post and take note of your tips – I kind of just ignore my blog’s Facebook page haha!

    Kirsty | The Monday Project | themondayproject.co.uk

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